SSW, MSW Intern
We all experience trying to find our purpose, self-acceptance, and identity. At times we feel loneliness, isolation, confusion, and a sense of hopelessness. These types of emotions can weigh heavily on our mental health and stop us from being the best version of ourselves and keep us from following our bliss. You are not alone in these thoughts and feelings, and you do not have to take this journey on your own.
My experience for the past several years has been working with children, teens, young adults, and families. I believe in positive communication, building trust and working as a team to help you meet your goals. Your voice will be heard, and I will work with you to create a safe and empowering place where we can take your journey of self-acceptance together.
My life experiences have taught me to be open-minded, empathetic, non-judgmental, patient, and flexible. I use a trauma informed, strength-based approach, along with supporting interventions such as, EMDR, DBT and CBT. I feel confident that by working together, we can help you feel more empowered, find your self-confidence, and become the person you want to be.
MORE ABOUT KATIE
I take a strengths-based, collaborative, and supportive approach to treatment.
AGE OF SPECIALTY
TYPES OF THERAPY
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
TBRI (trust based relational intervention)
CBT (Cognitive behavioral therapy)
DBT (Dialectical behavioral therapy)
ACT therapy (Acceptance and Commitment)
“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls”
KNOW YOUR THERAPIST
WHAT DID YOU GET YOUR DEGREE(S) IN AND WHERE FROM?
BSW Utah State University, MSW Intern Boise State University
SUMMARY OF PROFESSIONAL HISTORY
After graduating with my BSW from Utah State University I have worked with children, teens and families for the past six years. I have worked in child abuse/neglect, domestic violence, crisis, and with foster/kinship families.
WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO BECOME A THERAPIST?
I have loved working with children and families of Cache/Rich counties. I have personal experience with difficult life situations and am excited to continue my journey by empower others to work towards self-acceptance, develop healthy coping skills, and following your bliss.
WHATS YOUR THERAPEUTIC APPROACH?
I will work with you to create a safe and empowering space for you to share your life experiences. We will work together by developing a therapeutic plan based on your needs while utilizing a variety of different therapeutic approaches.
WHAT KIND OF HOMEWORK OR ASSIGNMENTS DO YOU GIVE CLIENTS?
While it is important to use the skills that you will learn in therapy, we will tailor homework to fit your needs and situation.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY FIRST SESSION WITH YOU?
Bring an open mind and come ready to discover the beautiful, amazing and wonderful person that you are!